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A pretty french tin, I found at the etsy store, LaManche adds some unexpected flair to refrigerated cinnamon rolls. As dose the unique vintage baking pan I picked up at an estate sale. Function and form.

I converted this other etsy find, a vintage perfume tin, with an enchanting polka dot motif... 

...into a sweet little frame, using some decorative paper and a favorite photo of me Mum. 

English tea tins are another fun collectible. They also make a great way to give a special gift, I sent one to a client for Christmas filled with peppermint bark. 

I found the green one at a local antique store and the other, which actual held candy originally, on eBay.



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Reader Comments (13)

I really love the presentation of those cinnamon rolls! Beautiful shot. I love that your food looks good but REAL! After this and your Monday "Little Debbies" post, I am seeing a whole series of "Ordinary made extraordinary"!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Pope

I love old tins. Used to have a small collection of them but let them all go when we decided to simplify things a few years ago. Miss them today but glad I don't have to dust them anymore! That first image is perfection. Loved it!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette Mc.

I love the antique tin idea! My grandma gave away alot of her old treasures and I stole an antique wooden little bowl with a carved lid. It's my favorite to put packaged bubble gum in for my kids. It's beautiful!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLila Ferraro

Each day you present a visual treat. There's something about tins - I even find it difficult to discard an empty Altoids tin and try to 're-purpose' them.
Did you happen to see this article in the NY Times?
First Camers, Then Fork! Years ago when I was a newlywed, I found it interesting that before any big holiday dinner, my MIL would arrange all the food on the table and photograph it - no one was allowed to touch or taste - or sit - until this ritual was performed.
I love your food presentations and the shots are fabulous! Thanks so much!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~reena

Beautiful way to re-purpose! Love the frame of your mom's picture ;-)

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine D.

you're just filled with good ideas! and you're sweet to share!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkasandra

Wow! Who would have thought, when I rescued that Pastilles tin from the dark old corner it was hiding in, here in France, that it would end up looking so stunning on your blog. Beautiful pictures - and your little photo frame has given me an idea for my own tin collection.

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Hutton

you made cinnamon buns all fancy and beautiful! looking forward to incorporating my tin finds with food :) thanks

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterunitb612

These are absolutely divine!!!

Brige xx

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrige

I went to the Scott Antique Market yesterday for the first time, and was surprised at the lack of tins, or maybe I didn't look hard enough. I love them though, and you have some really nice ones!

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

great finds and stunning photos!

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkamika
LOVE the cinnamon rolls in the vintage tins ~ so pretty!
September 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarla
awesome, i love it. thanks your article
i love it
March 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterduduul

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